Press Release

Honeywell Names Katherine L. Adams Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Peter Kreindler to Retire After More Than 17 Years at Honeywell

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 27, 2009 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that Katherine L. Adams has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. Adams will report to Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote.

Adams succeeds Peter Kreindler who will retire after serving as Honeywell’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel for more than 17 years.

“Kate is a terrific selection for General Counsel,” said Cote. “Her outstanding work since joining Honeywell has added rigor and focus to Honeywell’s core legal processes, especially in protecting the business’ intellectual property, supporting successful mergers and acquisitions, managing human resources and labor issues, as well as resolving the company’s legacy environmental and remediation matters. These experiences, on top of her background in private practice and public service, position her well to take our legal department to the next level.”

“Peter built a world-class legal department at Honeywell and has been a leader in shaping the company into the diverse and global company it is today,” commented Cote. “His dedication to the importance of integrity and compliance has made Honeywell a more admired and respected company among our peers, customers, employees, and investors. I have depended on him for his thoughtful perspective and careful counsel in the wide range of complex issues that confront a company of our size. He leaves the company and the law department much stronger than when he arrived and I thank him for his many contributions.”

Adams joins Honeywell’s senior leadership team and will be responsible for leading the global legal strategy, health safety and environment, government relations, and compliance programs for the company’s 128,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

She joined Honeywell in 2003 as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – Litigation, and most recently served as General Counsel for Honeywell’s Specialty Materials business. Prior to joining Honeywell, Adams served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and New York University, and was a partner at the law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York. Previously, she was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice.

Adams was elected Order of the Coif and graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School. She received a B.A. degree with honors from Brown University in 1986.

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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Robert C. Ferris
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